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Posted in thread: Anderson-Style windows won't close on 07-11-2014 at 11:06 AM
Construction adhesive in the holes BEFORE adding the slivers might be a great idea. Sure, you
can add it to the backside of the bracket too.You should also check for swelling of the window
frame to ma...
Posted in thread: Anderson-Style windows won't close on 07-11-2014 at 09:39 AM
This is a common maintenance problem. Wood can only last for so long before it starts to
breakdown. Here are some ideas:1. Remove the screws. Cut thick slivers of hardwood such as oak
or ash and inser...
Posted in thread: HVAC blower turns on when system is off on 07-10-2014 at 09:58 PM
This is a very helpful video which takes you thru a diagnostic step-by-step.[ame] you cannot
solve it with this approach, you might have to get a tech out to fix it.
Posted in thread: gas stove in basement apartment on 07-10-2014 at 08:42 PM
Been here, done this ... Exterior venting is mandatory for your appliances. Make sure it is
clear from any upstairs windows so your off-gasses do not come back inside. That means your
ducting will be ...
Posted in thread: Charleston Project on 07-08-2014 at 06:17 PM
Here are some more shots ... My role was pre-wiring for high end home theatre. Darn! Never got
to swing a hammer seriously.Sorry, Olddog ... Had just enough time to see the EIGHT fireworks
shows from ...
Posted in thread: Charleston Project on 07-08-2014 at 01:00 PM
Just back from a project in Charleston, South Carolina ... House dates from late 1700's and was
improved in the 1800's. On this go-around, every room was gutted except for the stunning
Posted in thread: Cinderblock Foundation issues on 06-29-2014 at 06:20 PM
Is it reasonable to think about underpinning the corner where the damage has happened? You'd
have to allow for the weeping tile system but if the footing is too shallow, then some kind of
Posted in thread: Can Security Magnets Cause Blistering Paint? on 06-29-2014 at 05:12 PM
The door is probably painted with latex paint. The spray primer is solvent based. The
"blisters" you see are the reaction of the latex paint to the solvent. Yes, you got to bare
metal but the perimete...
Posted in thread: Upstairs Condo - Kitchen & Bathroom Floors on 06-29-2014 at 10:44 AM
In many ways, cork floors are a good solution to the impact noise control problem. They are
relatively inexpensive; squares of cork are available for as little as a dollar per square foot
(as of Sprin...
Posted in thread: Howdy From Sacramento, CA on 06-29-2014 at 10:41 AM
WELCOME to the group! You can ask any and all questions ... and (maybe) get some great answers.
Kitchen and bath are great upgrades for the property. Nice idea.Just give good specifics,